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Mcebisi Jonas, South Africa’s former deputy finance minister resigns.

Mcebisi Jonas
Mcebisi Jonas

Mcebisi Jonas, South Africa’s former deputy finance minister, has resigned has resigned as an ANC member of Parliament, of the Ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Jonas was sacked from his position along with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on the 30th of March during a late night Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma, and this resulted in the rand falling.

Unions, civil society groups and the opposition are seriously criticizing the move made by President Zuma and are even asking him to step down.

However, the party stood behind the president after all this, with the ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe saying the party accepted that Zuma had fired Gordhan because the relationship between the two had broken down.

See some tweets from the party below: